State coronavirus cases rise, farmers market returns: News from Alpharetta, Milton

Case counts in Georgia rose by more than 3,400 cases in a 24-hour period July 8 for the third time since the pandemic hit in March. (Community Impact staff)
Case counts in Georgia rose by more than 3,400 cases in a 24-hour period July 8 for the third time since the pandemic hit in March. (Community Impact staff)

Case counts in Georgia rose by more than 3,400 cases in a 24-hour period July 8 for the third time since the pandemic hit in March. (Community Impact staff)

Read the latest news from the Alpharetta and Milton area.

Coronavirus in Georgia: Case counts top 3,400 new cases in 24 hours for the third time

As of 3 p.m. July 8, Georgia has seen 103,890 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 3,420 cases from yesterday, according to the COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Alpharetta Farmers Market to return downtown starting July 11

After postponing the April kickoff of the Alpharetta Farmers Market due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and shifting to a mini market version, the Alpharetta Farmers Market will return to downtown Alpharetta on the Town Green on July 11 from 9 a.m.-noon with adjusted health precautions in place, according to a press release from the farmers market July 7.

Milton City Council discusses final stages of Trail Prioritization Plan

Milton City Council members at their July 6 meeting discussed the Milton Trail Prioritization Plan, a project that has been in the planning stages for about a year to help find more trails and pedestrian-friendly areas in Milton.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.


The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

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Alpharetta's Wills Park Pool closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

An employee of the Wills Park Pool tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the closure of the Wills Park Pool until further notice, city officials announced Aug. 3.

Woman getting a facial
Clean Your Dirty Face facial bar expected to open by early November at Halcyon

The facial bar is anticipated to open in late October or early November.

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Alpharetta's My Stir Fry permanently closes

The restaurant announced its permanent closure June 6.

Brown bag school lunches
Fulton County Schools to host drive-thru version of First Day Fulton on Aug. 1

The event will take place at Banneker High School in south Fulton County and North Springs High School in north Fulton County.

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Coronavirus in Georgia: 3 of 4 Alpharetta, Milton ZIP codes see decline in new cases

Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30022, 30005 and 30004 saw decreases in the number of new cases in two two-week periods, while ZIP code 30009 saw an increase during that time, according to the latest epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health.

Regal movie theaters plan to reopen Aug. 21. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.

The resolution was passed by the AFT's 45-member executive council and announced by AFT President Randi Weingarten during the union's biennial convention July 28. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
American Federation of Teachers releases resolution supporting 'safety strikes' as 2020-21 school year approaches

According to AFT President Randi Weingarten, the ability for schools to reopen safely hinges on the federal government as state budgets continue to get slashed amid the pandemic-induced economic downturn.

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Coronavirus in Georgia: Current hospitalizations show decreases for first time since early June

Current hospitalizations have shown mostly decreasing totals over the last seven days, according to COVID-19 data from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

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City of Alpharetta approves construction plan contracts to add lanes to Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta City Council approved contracts at the July 20 meeting to continue progress on the widening of Old Milton Parkway between North Point Parkway and Kimball Bridge Road.